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Published: 25 August 2011

144 Pages | 10 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780192803450

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Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Simon Glendinning

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores Derrida's main books and essays and considers his central themes to provide a comprehensive picture of his work
  • Explains the theory of deconstruction and refutes the claims that it is negative and destructive
  • Defends Derrida against some of the attacks from the analytical philosophical community whilst explaining why it is that his work inspires such passionate criticism
  • Seeks to give the newcomer a sense of Derrida's challenge to the philosophical tradition, combined with some understanding of the range of reactions that challenge has provoked
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide